Zika is creeping into the United States and the pressure on Congress to act is mounting.

On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell penned a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to appropriate more funds for Zika efforts, warning them that key programs, including the development of a Zika vaccine, were in jeopardy because of a lack of money.

As if to prove the point, HHS announced on the same day that it was awarding a $4.1 million grant to a Massachusetts-based company, Hologic, to develop a blood-screening test that will be able to better-identify the presence of the Zika virus in blood samples.

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